written & performed by Mike Birbiglia


New York Times Critics’ Pick    |     Time Out New York Critics’ Pick


“I’ll be blunt: Thank God For Jokes is the best night I’ve spent in a theater in a very long time.”
– Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times


“MUST SEE! Diabolically well-constructed.”

–  Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post


“Mike Birbiglia ascends – in Birbigs we trust!”

–  Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News


“Hilarious! Irresistibly infectious!”

– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter


“Hysterically funny! The show places him among the top tier of smart-funny comedians whose humor comes from a sly, subversive and introspective place.”
 –  Frank Rizzo, Variety 


“Uproariously funny, marvelously absurd, and intellectually satisfying. My face was sore from laughing!”

– John Del Signore, Gothamist


Mike Birbiglia declares that a joke should never end with ‘I’m joking.’ In his all-new comedy, Birbiglia tiptoes hilariously through the minefield that is modern-day joke-telling. Join Mike as he learns that the same jokes that elicit laughter have the power to produce tears, rage, and a whole lot of getting yelled at. Ultimately it’s a show that asks, “How far should we go for the laugh?”


Performances run through May 29th
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 4:30pm




“THANK GOD FOR JOKES” will begin promptly at showtime.

Please arrive promptly as there is no late seating for this show.  All ticket sales are final.

Youth Rush Policy!

A very limited number of $25 seats are available for the same day’s performance.
Tickets must be purchased at the Lynn Redgrave Theater box office, starting 90 minutes before showtime.  Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to patrons under the age of 30, with valid ID.

Limit 2 per patron, subject to availability.




Culture Project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.



Additional support provided by Axe Houghton Foundation & the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature


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  • Susan L.


    – New York, New York.

    We saw “The Exonerated” today and it was quite compelling. The stories are all true (literally verbatim from interviews) and the actors gave a *superb* performance. The show has been extended until December 2 and I really recommend it.

  • Dave F.


     – Brooklyn NY

    Simply put, I don’t think any other theater company in the city does work that is as timely, relevant, and important as the work that Culture Project put on time and time again.  They continue to amplify marginalized voices, bring issues to the forefront, and raise the level of dialogue on today’s important issues, through exciting theater, debates, film etc.

    If you like a nice mix of politics and art, if you like to consume and be entertained and be given something to think about for days after, then check out Culture Project. I’m so glad they’re back on Bleeker Street where they belong.